Newsletter - FOR THE WEEK

OF October 22nd, 2012

  This Week's Highlights
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The Man Who Knew Too Much [Blu-ray] (Alfred Hitchcock, 1934) Criterion Collection
The Man Who Knew Too Much (Alfred Hitchcock, 1934) Criterion Collection

The Tin Drum [Blu-ray] (Volker Schlöndorff, 1979) Criterion Collection

The Tin Drum (Volker Schlöndorff, 1979) Criterion Collection

Ivan's Childhood [Blu-ray] (Andrei Tarkovsky, 1962) Criterion Collection

Pina [Blu-ray] (Wim Wenders, 2011) Criterion Collection
Pina (Wim Wenders, 2011) Criterion Collection

Two-Lane Blacktop [Blu-ray] (Monte Hellman, 1971) Criterion Collection

How Green Was My Valley [Blu-ray] (John Ford, 1941) RB UK 20th Century Fox

The Jazz Singer [Blu-ray] (Alan Crosland, 1927) Warner

Empire of the Sun [Blu-ray] (Steven Spielberg, 1987) Warner

The Barbarian and the Geisha [Blu-ray] (John Huston, 1958) 20th Century Fox

The Big Trail [Blu-ray] (Raoul Walsh, 1930) 20th Century Fox (BEAVER REVIEW)

Cabaret [Blu-ray] (Bob Fosse, 1972) Warner

The Blue Angel [Blu-ray] (Josef von Sternberg, 1930) RB UK Masters of Cinema

La poison [Blu-ray] (Sacha Guitry, 1951) RB UK Masters of Cinema

Onibaba [Blu-ray] (Kaneto Shindô, 1964) RB UK Masters of Cinema

City of Women [Blu-ray] (Federico Fellini, 1980) RB UK Masters of Cinema

The Day He Arrives (Hong Sang-soo, 2011) Cinema Guild

A Star Is Born [Blu-ray] (Frank Pierson, 1976) Warner

White Zombie [Blu-ray] (Victor Halperin, 1932) Kino

Best of Warner Bros 50 Film Collection [Blu-ray] - Warner

Game Change [Blu-ray] (Jay Roach, 2012) HBO Studios

Von Ryan's Express [Blu-ray] (Mark Robson, 1965) 20th Century Fox

The Seven-Per-Cent Solution [Blu-ray] (Herbert Ross, 1976) Shout! Factory

The Nest [Blu-ray] (Terence H. Winkless, 1988) Shout! Factory

The Sex Thief [Blu-ray] (Martin Campbell, 1974) Redemption

Deadly Blessing [Blu-ray] (Wes Craven, 1981) Shout! Factory

SOKUROV: EARLY MASTERWORKS [Blu-ray] (Whispering Pages / Stone / Save and Protect) Cinema Guild

Lightning Bug [Blu-ray] (Robert Hall, 2004) Image Entertainment

Dick Tracy [Blu-ray] (Warren Beatty, 1990) Touchstone

Life Just Is (Alex Barrett, 2012) R2 UK Independent

Ginger & Rosa [Blu-ray] (Sally Potter, 2012) RB UK Artificial Eye

Tabu [Blu-ray] (Miguel Gomes, 2012) RB UK New Wave Cinema

Mrs. Miniver [Blu-ray] (William Wyler, 1942) Warner

The Well Digger's Daughter [Blu-ray] (Daniel Auteuil, 2011) Alive Mind

The Poseidon Adventure [Blu-ray] (Ronald Neame, 1972) 20th Century Fox

Total Recall [Blu-ray] (Len Wiseman, 2012) Sony

The Dark Knight Rises [Blu-ray] (Christopher Nolan, 2012) Warner

Men in Black 3 [Blu-ray] (Barry Sonnenfeld, 2012) Sony Pictures

Prometheus [Blu-ray] (Ridley Scott, 2012) 20th Century Fox

Simpsons: Season 15 [Blu-ray] - 20th Century Fox

Futurama: Volume 7 [Blu-ray] - 20th Century Fox

Magical Mystery Tour [Blu-ray] (George Harrison, Bernard Knowles, 1967) Capitol

The Portrait of a Lady [Blu-ray] (Jane Campion, 1996) Shout! Factory

Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry [Blu-ray] (Alison Klayman, 2012) MPI

The Joy Luck Club [Blu-ray] (Wayne Wang, 1993) Hollywood Pictures

Francis Ford Coppola: 5-Film Collection [Blu-ray] (Apocalypse Now/Apocalypse Now Redux/One From the Heart/Tetro/The Conversation) - LionsGate


ONE VOICE (not Ellsworth Monkton Toohey): In broad terms an easy call for this weeks top spot - but if we are dividing the Alfred Hitchcock: The Masterpiece Collection into the so-far reviewed constituents; then, aside from the 'repeat' re-existing Blu-rays - Psycho remains the most impressive looking. Now the 1956 The Man Who Knew Too Much advances far ahead of its past DVD counterparts. Arguably the jewel of the set - Vertigo - has a different look and we'll defer to Robert Harris' forensic dissection as to its theatrical accuracy. Rear Window on Blu-ray has improved in detail and colors it appears. The Birds has always had issues - but the 1080P shows superiority over SD. I've tried to rationalize the Nick Wrigley-identified 'snow' of Marnie identifying it as existing on the past DVD as well. North By Northwest is a virtual duplicate from the previous Warner Blu-ray. Shadow of a Doubt is a solid upgrade complete with past imperfections. Criterion's Rashomon Blu-ray breathes new life into the digital representation with high resolution with a full restoration. Tati's Mon Oncle goes Blu with pleasing results - the director's Jour de Fete has issues. Lon Chaney in The Penalty is a silent-era fan's must-own disc. Tom Savini's 1990 Night of the Living Dead looks only mediocre on Blu-ray and Terror Train is a slasher flic on the higher tier. Puppet Master 2 and 3 are gruesome but look sweet in the new format. On DVD Eric has given his take on The Alexander Sokurov Collection with three of the acclaimed director's masterpieces in one collection. Mundane History from Second Run in the UK sounds intriguing and Monstro! sounds like a hoot.... Have a superb week.


Rashomon BD - A riveting psychological thriller that investigates the nature of truth and the meaning of justice, Rashomon is widely considered one of the greatest films ever made. Four people give different accounts of a man’s murder and the rape of his wife, which director Akira Kurosawa presents with striking imagery and an ingenious use of flashbacks. This eloquent masterwork and international sensation revolutionized film language and introduced Japanese cinema—and a commanding new star by the name of Toshiro Mifune—to the Western world. Blu-ray Release Date: November 6th, 2012

Shadow of a Doubt BD - A young girl, overjoyed when her favorite uncle comes to visit the family, slowly begins to suspect that he is in fact the "Merry Widow" killer sought by the authorities. Alfred Hitchcock's favorite of all his films, made all the more chilling by the small town ambience supplied by co-scripter Thornton Wilder. Blu-ray Release date: October 30th, 2012

Puppet Master 2 BD - This time, the little devils are after the special fluid that keeps them alive, which is only found guessed it...human brains. Lucky for the puppets, a new team of paranormal researchers has come to the hotel to investigate its murder-soaked past. (Don't these guys ever learn?) The puppets led by a new member, the flamethrowing Torch are happy to shed some light on the (brain) matter, as they tunnel, burn, strangle and hook to survive. Blu-ray Release date: October 22nd, 2012

Puppet Master 3 BD - After hearing that Andre Toulon s puppets have no strings but rather seem to have a life of their own, Dr. Hess, a Gestapo henchman during WWII, sends the Gestapo to the theatre to kidnap them. During the melee, Toulon s wife Elsa is killed and Toulon is whisked away by the Nazis. However, on the way to headquarters the puppets attack the Gestapo and escape with Toulon. Now Toulon begins to plan his revenge. He creates a new puppet, SIX-SHOOTER, models BLADE after a pasty-faced Nazi, and uses Elsa's essence to create LEECH WOMAN. Now Toulon s army is ready to get even and take revenge... Blu-ray Release date: October 22nd, 2012

Monstro! - Three deadly femmes on the lam - Beretta (Nelli Scarlet), Blondie (Karli Madden), and Snowball (Kate Watts) - raise more than hell when they hideout at a seaside shack in a remote village. Blithely disregarding the warnings of wheelchair-bound codger Joseph (Norman Yemm, RAW DEAL) about swimming in the water, they awaken a long dormant sea monster responsible for the village's drastically-reduced population. When the monster decimates much of the remaining population of fishermen, the women team up with Joseph's granddaughter Hannah (Kyrie Capri) - who also lost her mother to the monster years before - to fight the monster as it besieges Joseph's cottage. DVD Release Date: October 22nd, 2012

Marnie BD - Often criticised for its lack of suspense - a quality that underlines its similarity to Vertigo - this is neither thriller nor psychodrama, even though it deals with wealthy Connery's marriage to frigid, kleptomaniac Hedren. Rather, it's a perverse romance (from a novel by Winston Graham) which seeks less to explain its eponymous heroine's 'problems' than to examine a relationship based upon extraordinary motivations: Connery, in deciding to marry the woman who has stolen from him and betrayed his trust, is clearly as emotionally confused and unfulfilled as the woman whose mind and past he attempts to investigate. As such, it's as sour a vision of male-female interaction as Vertigo, though far less bleak and universal in its implications. That said, it's still thrilling to watch, lush, cool and oddly moving. Blu-ray Release date: October 30th, 2012

The Man Who Knew Too Much BD - The sole instance of Hitchcock actually remaking one of his earlier movies, this replaces the British version's tight, economic plotting and quirky social observations with altogether glossier production values and a typically '50s examination of the family under melodramatic stress. Stewart and Day are the complacent couple whose son is kidnapped by spies, and who wend their way through a characteristically Hitchcockian series of suspense set pieces (including a virtuoso crescendo at the Albert Hall) in their attempts to recover him. Starting slowly amid colourful but rather superfluous travelogue-style Moroccan footage, the film improves no end as it progresses, with anxiety about the boy's safety steadily undermining the apparent happiness of a marriage founded on habit and compromise. Blu-ray Release date: October 30th, 2012

The Birds BD - Vacationing in northern California, Alfred Hitchcock was struck by a story in a Santa Cruz newspaper: "Seabird Invasion Hits Coastal Homes." From this peculiar incident, and his memory of a short story by Daphne du Maurier, the master of suspense created one of his strangest and most terrifying films. The Birds follows a chic blonde, Melanie Daniels (Tippi Hedren), as she travels to the coastal town of Bodega Bay to hook up with a rugged fellow (Rod Taylor) she's only just met. Before long the town is attacked by marauding birds, and Hitchcock's skill at staging action is brought to the fore. Beyond the superb effects, however, The Birds is also one of Hitchcock's most psychologically complicated scenarios, a tense study of violence, loneliness, and complacency. Blu-ray Release date: October 30th, 2012

Psycho BD - Hitchcock's black-and-white original, featuring Anthony Perkins's haunting characterization of lonely motel keeper Norman Bates, has never been equaled. Bates presides over an out-of-the-way motel under the domineering specter of his mother. The young, well-intentioned Bates is introduced to the audience when Marion Crane (Janet Leigh), a blonde on the run with stolen money, checks in for the night. But Momma doesn't like loose women, so the stage is set for this classic tale of horror--and one of the most famous scenes in film history. PSYCHO was initially received by audiences with shock and amazement, and it still terrifies today. Blu-ray Release date: October 30th, 2012

Rear Window BD - Alfred Hitchcock’s greatest movie, Rear Window, is as fresh as it was when it came out, in part, paradoxically, because of how profoundly it belongs to its own period. It’s set in Greenwich Village during a sweltering summer of open windows, and it reeks of 1954. Blu-ray Release date: October 30th, 2012

North By Northwest BD - As with all of Hitchcock’s films, it deals with loss of identity. Here even more, as Roger O Thornhill really doesn’t have an identity to begin with. He is still attached to his mother and the middle initial, “O”, stands for nothing (except an in-joke about David O. Selznick). As Donald Spoto notes, the film is about self-realization. Once he unwillingly becomes George Kaplan, he becomes a man of action, rather than a man of excuses, thereby gaining a personality, an identity and realizing himself. Blu-ray Release date: October 30th, 2012

Vertigo BD - Although it wasn't a box-office success when originally released in 1958, Vertigo has since taken its deserved place as Alfred Hitchcock's greatest, most spellbinding, most deeply personal achievement. James Stewart plays a retired police detective who is hired by an old friend to follow his wife (a superb Kim Novak, in what becomes a double role), whom he suspects of being possessed by the spirit of a dead madwoman. Shot around San Francisco (the Golden Gate Bridge and the Palace of the Legion of Honor are significant locations) and elsewhere in Northern California (the redwoods, Mission San Juan Batista) in rapturous Technicolor, Vertigo is as lovely as it is haunting. Blu-ray Release date: October 30th, 2012

Night of the Living Dead BD - Makeup wizard Tom Savini's color remake of George A. Romero's 1968 classic follows the original almost shot-for-shot,... so quality comparisons are somewhat pointless. The film was clearly made for younger viewers who refuse to watch black-and-white films, no matter how good they may be. The result is passable, but the very fact that the original was made 22 years before makes this version seem almost dated in its restraint. By the time of its release, Romero had already geometrically raised the gore quotient with Dawn of the Dead (1978) and Day of the Dead (1985), so Savini's starting back at square one further lessened the impact of this pointless retread. If this version has anything to offer, it is Patricia Tallman's engaging lead performance as a gun-toting independent woman, one of this film's few elements not lifted wholesale from Romero. Blu-ray Release date: October, 2012

The Penalty BD - In a role that established him as one of the most dynamically terrifying performers of the silent screen, Lon Chaney (The Phantom of the Opera) stars in The Penalty, a grotesque thriller form director Wallace Worsley (The Hunchback of Notre Dame). When an incompetent doctor amputates the legs of a young boy, he has no idea that the youth will grow up to be the immoral and embittered Blizzard, a criminal mastermind who orchestrates a bizarre and heinous plot to avenge himself upon his malefactor. Blu-ray Release date: October 23rd, 2012

Mon Oncle BD - David Kehr calls “Mon oncle” a transitional film, between Tati’s fame as Hulot and the ideas of “Playtime”. Hulot is not as central as in “Les Vacance de Mr Hulot”, nor is the films as idyllic French in style, and, we now can say thanks to the restoration of “Jour de Fete”, Tati again used colours, but this time more to underline the graphic design of the scene. But all that and Tati's comedy techniques aside, “Mon oncle” is a film with heart. It remains the only film by Tati where people have emotions and love each other from the heart Blu-ray Release date: October 29th, 2012

Jour de Fete BD - Jacques Tati's award-winning feature début - a dazzling blend of satire and slapstick is early evidence of his unique talent. Acclaimed by international critics as an innovative comic masterpiece, Jour de fête is an hilarious exposé of the modern obsession with speed and efficiency, set amidst the rural surroundings of a tiny French village. Tati plays an appealingly self-deluded buffoon a postman who, impressed by the bristling efficiency of the American postal system, makes a wholly misguided attempt to introduce modern methods in the depths of rural France. Initially released in black and white, but also shot in Thomsoncolor, an untested colour process, the film has been restored and is finally available in its original delicate colour. Blu-ray Release date: October 29th, 2012

Terror Train BD - It’s New Year s Eve, and a group of college coeds have planned a masquerade bash aboard a chartered train. What they didn’t plan on was that a knife-wielding psycho would crash the party and begin slaughtering the guests one by one! Who is this brutal costumed killer? Could it be the mysterious magician (David Copperfield) with a talent for swordplay . . . a former frat pledge with an axe to grind . . . or any number of other guests, both invited and uninvited? Blu-ray Release date: October 16th, 2012

The Alexander Sokurov Collection - Alexander Sokurov is a Russian director of avant-garde and independent films that have won him international acclaim. This box set includes three of his masterpieces, available on DVD for the very first time. Save and Protect (1990), Second Circle (1990) and Elegy of Life (2006). DVD Release Date: Oct 22nd, 2012

Mundane History - A simple, almost spare family drama told through strong, purposeful images, this first feature from the Thai director Anocha Suwichakornpong parallels the emotional dynamic of a single home with the tumult of an entire country - and is the prelude to a hallucinogenic meditation about our place in the universe. Anocha s seemingly ordinary, astutely structured family drama is a movie with a cosmic aspiration: The story of a paralyzed son, his elusive father, and the male nurse hired to take care of the wheelchair-bound patient, slowly morphs and loops into a philosophical discussion of the human condition and the helplessness that every person every civilisation must face as a part of our evolutionary cycle. A film as impressive and mysterious as life itself. DVD Release Date: Oct 22nd, 2012

 Next 4 weeks on the Calendar

October 22nd, 2012


The Alexander Sokurov Collection - 3 Disc Set R2 UK Artificial Eye (BEAVER REVIEW)

Beauty aka Skoonheid (Oliver Hermanus, 2011) TLA Releasing

Blade Runner 30th Anniversary Collector's Edition [Blu-ray] (Ridley Scott, 1982) Warner

The Devil Rides Out [Blu-ray] (Terence Fisher, 1968) RB UK Studio Canal

The Ernie Kovacs Collection, Vol. 2 - Shout! Factory

Fear and Desire [Blu-ray] (Stanley Kubrick, 1953) Kino (BEAVER REVIEW)

Glengarry Glen Ross [Blu-ray] Steelbook (James Foley, 1992) RB UK ITV Studios

Jour de fête [Blu-ray] (Jacques Tati, 1949) RB UK BFI (BEAVER REVIEW)

Killer Joe [Blu-ray] (William Friedkin, 2011) RB UK Entertainment One

The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (Special Restoration Edition) [Blu-ray] (Powell and Pressburger, 1943) RB UK ITV

Majikoi - Oh Samurai Girl: Complete Collection [Blu-ray] - Section 23

The Man Who Never Was [Blu-ray] (Ronald Neame, 1956) RB UK Odeon Entertainment

Monstro! (Stuart Simpson, 2010) R0 UK Monster Pictures/Eureka Video (BEAVER REVIEW)

Mundane History (Anocha Suwichakornpong, 2009) R2 UK Second Run (BEAVER REVIEW)

The Mummy's Shroud [Blu-ray] (John Gilling, 1967) RB UK Studio Canal

Natural Selection [Blu-ray] (Robbie Pickering, 2011) Cinema Guild

Park Row (Samuel Fuller, 1952) R2 UK Masters of Cinema (BEAVER REVIEW)

The Penalty [Blu-ray] (Wallace Worsley, 1920) Kino (BEAVER REVIEW)

Perry Mason: The Seventh Season 2 - Paramount

Peter Gunn: The Complete Series - Gaiam Entertainment

Puppet Master 2 [Blu-ray] (David Allen, 1991) Region FREE UK 88 Films (BEAVER REVIEW)
Puppet Master 3 [
Blu-ray] (David DeCoteau, 1991) Region FREE UK 88 Films (BEAVER REVIEW)

Rasputin: The Mad Monk [Blu-ray] (Don Sharp, 1966) RB UK Studio Canal

The Slut (Hagar Ben-Asher, 2011) Strand Releasing

Sunday Bloody Sunday (John Schlesinger, 1971) - Criterion
Sunday Bloody Sunday [
Blu-ray] (John Schlesinger, 1971) - Criterion (BEAVER REVIEW)



October 29th, 2012


Alfred Hitchcock: The Masterpiece Collection [Blu-ray] - Saboteur (1942) Shadow of a Doubt (1943) Rope (1948) Rear Window (1954) -The Trouble with Harry (1955) The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956) Vertigo (1958), North by Northwest (1959) Psycho (1960) The Birds (1963) Marnie (1964) Torn Curtain (1966) Topaz (1969) Frenzy (1972) Family Plot (1976) - Universal (BEAVER REVIEW)  (BEAVER REVIEW)  (BEAVER REVIEW)  (BEAVER REVIEW)  (BEAVER REVIEW)  (BEAVER REVIEW)  (BEAVER REVIEW)  (BEAVER REVIEW)

Americano [Blu-ray] (Mathieu Demy, 2011) MPI

The Brain (Le Cerveau) [Blu-ray] (Gérard Oury, 1969) Olive Films

Être et avoir [Blu-ray] (Nicolas Philibert, 2002) RB UK Artificial Eye

Greed in the Sun [Blu-ray] (Henri Verneuil, 1964) Olive Films

The Hunter [Blu-ray] (Daniel Nettheim, 2011) RB UK Artificial Eye

Long Day's Journey Into Night [Blu-ray] (Sidney Lumet, 1962) Olive Films

Max Fleischers Superman: Collector's Edition [Blu-ray] - Gaiam

Mon Oncle [Blu-ray] (Jacques Tati, 1958) RB UK BFI (BEAVER REVIEW)

Die Nibelungen (Fritz Lang, 1924) R2 UK Masters of Cinema

Die Nibelungen [Blu-ray] (Fritz Lang, 1924) RB UK Masters of Cinema (BEAVER REVIEW)

The Night Child (Massimo Dallamano, 1975) R2 UK Arrow Films

Polisse (Maïwenn, 2011) R2 UK Artificial Eye

Rosemary’s Baby (Roman Polanski, 1968) Criterion
Rosemary’s Baby [
Blu-ray] (Roman Polanski, 1968) Criterion (BEAVER REVIEW)

Santa Claus Conquers the Martians [Blu-ray] (Nicholas Webster, 1964) Kino

Super Bitch (Massimo Dallamano, 1973) R2 UK Arrow Films

Taxi for Tobruk [Blu-ray] (Denys de La Patellière, 1960) Olive Films

Twilight's Last Gleaming [Blu-ray] (Robert Aldrich, 1977) Olive Films


November 5th, 20120


360 [Blu-ray] (Fernando Meirelles, 2011) Magnolia

Alfred Hitchcock: The Masterpiece Collection [Blu-ray] - Saboteur (1942) Shadow of a Doubt (1943) Rope (1948) Rear Window (1954) -The Trouble with Harry (1955) The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956) Vertigo (1958) Psycho (1960) The Birds (1963) Marnie (1964) Torn Curtain (1966) Topaz (1969) Frenzy (1972) Family Plot (1976) - Universal REGION FREE UK (BEAVER REVIEW)  (BEAVER REVIEW)  (BEAVER REVIEW)  (BEAVER REVIEW)  (BEAVER REVIEW)  (BEAVER REVIEW)  (BEAVER REVIEW)  (BEAVER REVIEW)

Alfred Hitchcock Collection [Blu-ray] (Rope - Rear - Window - The Man Who Knew Too Much - Torn Curtain - The Birds - Family Plot - Frenzy - Shadow of a Doubt - The Trouble with Harry - Marnie - Psycho - Saboteur - Topas - Vertigo) - RB DE Universal (BEAVER REVIEW)  (BEAVER REVIEW)  (BEAVER REVIEW)  (BEAVER REVIEW)  (BEAVER REVIEW)  (BEAVER REVIEW)  (BEAVER REVIEW)  (BEAVER REVIEW)

The Amazing Spider-Man [Blu-ray] (Marc Webb, 2012) Sony
The Amazing Spider-Man (Four-Disc Combo) [
Blu-ray] (Marc Webb, 2012) Sony

The Bonfire of the Vanities [Blu-ray] (Brian De Palma, 1990) Warner

Le cinéma de Max Linder [Blu-ray] - Editions Montparnasse

The Client [Blu-ray] (Joel Schumacher, 1994) Warner

Cut to the Chase - The Charley Chase Comedy Collection - Milestone

The Day He Arrives (Hong Sang-soo, 2011) Cinema Guild

Death Watch [Blu-ray] (Bertrand Tavernier,1980) RB UK Park Circus (BEAVER REVIEW)

Fritz Lang: The Early Works - Harakiri (aka Madame Butterfly,1919) (The Wandering Shadow, 1920), (Four Around the Woman, 1921) - Kino

The Giants (Bouli Lanners, 2011) R2 UK Artificial Eye

Guys and Dolls [Blu-ray] (Joseph L. Mankiewicz, 1955) Warner

Maîtresse [Blu-ray] (Barbet Schroeder, 1975) RB UK BFI

The Man in the White Suit [Blu-ray] (Alexander Mackendrick, 1951) RB UK Studio Canal

Monsieur Lazhar (Philippe Falardeau, 2011) R2 UK Soda

My Father's Glory / My Mother's Castle [Blu-ray] (Yves Robert, 1990) RB UK Second Sight

Die Nibelungen [Blu-ray] (Fritz Lang, 1924) Kino

Rags and Riches: The Mary Pickford Collection [Blu-ray] (The Poor Little Rich Girl. 1917, The Hoodlum. 1919, Sparrows. 1926) Milestone

Rashômon [Blu-ray] (Akira Kurosawa, 1950) Criterion (BEAVER REVIEW)
Rashômon (Akira Kurosawa, 1950) Criterion

The Rolling Stones Charlie is my Darling - Ireland 1965 [Blu-ray] (Super Deluxe Box Set) - ABKCO Films

Santa Sangre [Blu-ray] (Alejandro Jodorowsky, 1989) RB UK Mr. Bongo

Sick: The Life & Death of Bob Flanagan, Supermasochist (Kirby Dick, 1997) R2 UK BFI

Sunset Blvd. [Blu-ray] (Billy Wilder, 1950) Paramount

They Live [Blu-ray] (John Carpenter, 1988) Shout! Factory

Universal 100th Anniversary Collection [Blu-ray] (25 Films + Book) Universal

Von Ryan's Express [Blu-ray] (Mark Robson, 1965) 20th Century Fox

Zorro [Blu-ray] (Duccio Tessari, 1975) Somerville


November 12th, 2012


Abraham Lincoln [Blu-ray] (D.W. Griffith, 1930) Kino

The Barbarian and the Geisha [Blu-ray] (John Huston, 1958) 20th Century Fox

The Big Trail [Blu-ray] (Raoul Walsh, 1930) 20th Century Fox (BEAVER REVIEW)

Brave [Blu-ray] (Three-Disc Collector's Edition: Blu-ray / DVD) (Brenda Chapman, 2012) - Buena Vista

Christmas Evil (Lewis Jackson, 1980) R2 UK Arrow Films

Dark Horse [Blu-ray] (Todd Solondz, 2011) Arts Alliance

The Dick Van Dyke Show: The Complete Series [Blu-ray] - Image Entertainment

E.T The Extra-Terrestrial Limited Edition Steelbook [Blu-ray] (Steven Spielberg, 1982) Region FREE UK Universal

Empire of the Sun [Blu-ray] (Steven Spielberg, 1987) Warner

Film Noir Collection: Vol. 1 [Blu-ray] (Rope of Sand, Appointment With Danger, Union Station, Dark City) - Olive Films

Friends: The Complete Series Collection [Blu-ray] Warner

Grave of the Fireflies [Blu-ray] (Isao Takahata, 1988) RB UK Studio Canal

The Great Gatsby [Blu-ray] (Jack Clayton, 1974) Region FREE UK Paramount

Lawrence of Arabia [Blu-ray] (50th Anniversary Collector's Edition) (David Lean, 1962) Sony (BEAVER REVIEW)

Natural Selection [Blu-ray] (Robbie Pickering, 2011) Cinema Guild

My Neighbor Totoro [Blu-ray] (Hayao Miyazaki, 1988) RB UK Studio Canal

Otto Preminger Collection [Blu-ray (Hurry Sundown, Skidoo, Such Good Friends) - Olive

Pixar Short Films Collection: Volume 2 [Blu-ray] - Disney

The Passion of Joan of Arc (Carl Theodor Dreyer, 1928) R2 UK Masters of Cinema
The Passion of Joan of Arc [
Blu-ray] (Carl Theodor Dreyer, 1928) RB UK Masters of Cinema

The Passion of Joan of Arc LE Steelbook [Blu-ray] (Carl Theodor Dreyer, 1928) RB UK Masters of Cinema

The Postman Always Rings Twice [Blu-ray] (Tay Garnett, 1946) Warner

The Postman Always Rings Twice [Blu-ray] (Bob Rafelson, 1981) Warner

The Selznick Collection [Blu-ray] (Nothing Sacred, A Farewell To Arms, A Star is Born, Bird of Paradise, Little Lord Fauntleroy) - Kino

Sergei Eisenstein: Double Feature [Blu-ray] (Battleship Potemkin & Strike) - Kino

The Thief of Bagdad [Blu-ray] (Ludwig Berger, Michael Powell, 1940) RB DE Sony Pictures

Trilogy of Life [Blu-ray] (The Decameron, The Canterbury Tales, Arabian Nights) Criterion
Trilogy of Life (The Decameron, The Canterbury Tales, Arabian Nights) Criterion

Trouble in Paradise (Ernst Lubitsch, 1932) R2 UK Masters of Cinema

We Can't Go Home Again [Blu-ray] (Nicholas Ray, 1976) Oscilloscope Laboratories

Week End [Blu-ray] (Jean-Luc Godard, 1967) Criterion
Week End (Jean-Luc Godard, 1967) Criterion


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